Lot of albums dropping at the same time. Trying to catch up on listening to all of them.
Prior to the official March 15 release, JT gave fans an opportunity to listen to his latest album early. I spent the last two days listening to the album while designing at work.
Before hearing the full album I had already heard Suit & Tie, Mirrors, and Pusher Love Girl so my hopes were high. After the first listen to all 10 tracks I had mixed reviews. I felt as though the 3 songs I had already heard were the only standouts on the album. The others seem to either drag on, become repetitive, or I heard Timbaland one too many times in the background.
That said, however, certain albums have a tendency to grow on me after a couple run throughs. The most recent I can think of is Frank Ocean’s channel ORANGE. The more and more I listened to that album the more I fell in love with it. After the third time The 20/20 Experience finally came around for me. I began to appreciate the nuance of the horns in the background, JT’s effortless falsetto, and his maturity as an older man post Futuresex/Lovesounds.
Happened to come across Latif’s latest album, IV Love, by chance. I didn’t expect to hear another album from him so soon after Love Life, but no complaints here.
Kendrick Lamar ft. Drake - Poetic Justice
Currently listening to Wale - Bad.
Currently listening to: Chief Keef - Finally Rich
Currently listening to: T.I. - Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head